SISON, Pangasinan – NPC-Biskeg coalition members from the Second (2nd), Third (3rd) and Fourth (4th) Congressional Districts of Pangasinan gathered at the Cojuangco residence in this town recently for the second (2nd) Fellowship Night. Present during the said affair were San Carlos City Mayor Julier “Ayoy” Resuello spoke before the crowd.
“Bakit po tayo mayroong kandidatong nanalo sa ating mga bayan? Kasi po sila ay sinuportahan natin, tinulungan natin.” (Why do we have candidates who won in our towns? Because we supported them, we helped them.)” Resuello stated with great pride. The mayor from San Carlos had been very vocal about his support to the Cojuangco-Macanlalay tandem.
Joining Mayor Resuello during the Fellowship Night were incumbent San Carlos city councilor Vici Ventanilla and Mangaldan vice Mayor Bernardo “ Berex ” Abalos, Jr. both running for Provincial Board Members for the third and fourth districts respectively.
The two were introduced to those gathered as official candidates of the Nationalist Peoples’ Coalition and “Biskeg Na Pangasinan (Biskeg)”—the coalition parties in the province led by former congressman Mark Cojuangco and running mate Mark Roy Macanlalay.
Cojuangco, underscored that the NPC-Biskeg coalition needs to organize another assembly to accommodate other invitees who did not make it due to conflicting schedules as well as have room for more guests.
The NPC-Biskeg coalition members in attendance during the 2nd Fellowship Night hail from the municipalities of Basista, Calasiao, Labrador, Malasiqui, Manaoag, Mangaldan, Mapandan, San Fabian, San Jacinto, Sta. Barbara, Urbiztondo and the City of San Carlos.
Accompanied by jubilation and strengthened camaraderie, guests and invitees willfully pledged in unison to support standard bearers for the province’s various elective positions.
Incumbent Calasiao Mayor Macanlalay entertained the crowd with his rendition of Rivermaya’s “Hinahanap-hanap Kita” Giedie Laroco, The Voice Kids Season 1 Finalist accompanied gubernatorial candidate Mark Cojuangco in serenading everyone with the Ogie Alcasid song “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang.”
A few weeks prior, Cojuangco and Macanlalay convened representatives and coalition members from Districts five and six to lobby support for their candidacies.